Paul Thurrott on Microsoft’s Platform Centricism

Good observation from Paul Thurrott:

But Microsoft thinks in terms of platforms, not great products. Apple does it the reverse way: Ship something drool-worthy and watch people snatch it up. Do it again. And again. Suddenly, there’s a platform sitting there. Microsoft spends so much time plotting platforms that by the time the vision is complete, the world has already moved on. The old way of doing things doesn’t work any more.

Friday, 4 May 2007